Average Bench: 88.4% (155th of 927)

Based on 110 user benchmarks.  Model: CT2000MX500SSD1

Very good average bench

The Crucial MX500 2TB averaged just 11.6% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Crucial MX500 2TB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 29.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 30.3MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX500 2TB is 43.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Crucial MX500 2TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 217MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 180MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 110 samples)
Min Avg Max
378 Read 500 527
291 Write 376 403
301 Mixed 397 424
94.2% 424 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.7 4K Read 29.8 36.5
31.7 4K Write 68.4 95
14.2 4K Mixed 30.3 42.3
120% 42.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
27.4 DQ Read 217 373
47 DQ Write 180 281
16.4 DQ Mixed 60 84
82.8% 152 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
756GB free
Firmware: M3CR020 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 367
Write 184
Mixed 222
57% 257 MB/s
4K Read 26.3
4K Write 150
4K Mixed 56.6
192% 77.5 MB/s
DQ Read 101
DQ Write 145
DQ Mixed 51.2
59% 99.3 MB/s
841GB free
Firmware: 010
Read 481
Write 389
Mixed 397
94% 422 MB/s
4K Read 18.1
4K Write 36.3
4K Mixed 16.3
68% 23.6 MB/s
DQ Read 197
DQ Write 158
DQ Mixed 71.8
82% 142 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: M3CR010 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 515
Write 395
Mixed 315
90% 409 MB/s
4K Read 18.8
4K Write 29.3
4K Mixed 14.4
62% 20.8 MB/s
DQ Read 23.4
DQ Write 32.5
DQ Mixed 47.7
30% 34.6 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: M3CR010 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 377
Write 289
Mixed 304
72% 323 MB/s
4K Read 19.3
4K Write 25.2
4K Mixed 14
60% 19.5 MB/s
DQ Read 15.7
DQ Write 30
DQ Mixed 9.06
11% 18.2 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 6,792,068 SSDs tested.


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Typical MX500 2TB Builds (Compare 619 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 125%
Desktop 96%
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Workstation 107%

Motherboard: Asus TUF X299 MARK 1

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 104% - Outstanding Total price: $1,669

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